It is my prayer that similarly to Matthew 4:20 that this would be a day that disciples would be made and would decide to follow Jesus.
Keep in mind that if a stone blocking a tomb guarded with soldiers couldn’t stop Jesus from accomplishing what he set out to do that there is nothing that anyone can put in front of you that will keep Him from accomplishing what he wants to accomplish through you either!
What an example of this that we just paid remembrance to this weekend. Christ had a purpose. His purpose was to preach the gospel, make disciples, and ensure salvation for mankind. It was a tall order and definitely an important one but it wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t easy. His purpose, I’m sure we would allContinue reading “No Pretty Path to Purpose”
Happy Resurrection Day Friends! After more than a year or COVID, economic challenges, societal unrest and political anxiety, this day provides a much needed peace. Today, because Christ got up, we can too. We can get up from the anxiety, stress and emotional unrest that we may have had over this year and become renewedContinue reading “HOPE”
Being a parent can be tough. Over the course of our lives as parents we put everything we have into creating a great, safe, life for our children. We sacrifice our time, our physical bodies, our emotional energy and all that we have to ensure that they have every opportunity in life. This doesn’t happenContinue reading “Reflected Back at Me”
The other day I read a great posted on #LinkedIn. It was of a woman sharing her updated profile photo with her natural hair. She was sharing her courageousness in being her authentic self amongst her professional peers. She was sharing that she felt safe enough to do so. All good things I thought. IContinue reading “Changing the Tone”
Last night I was on the couch getting caught up on the lecture material for a new professional certificate program that I am in. It’s a cert for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) which I am very interested in. It’s awesome to check out if you are interested and free! #USF #USFMuma. Anyway this week’sContinue reading “It Starts with Love”
Rise and Grind could cause us to prioritize our to-dos and accomplishments over connecting and remaining connected to our relationships. Rise and Shine keeps the focus on relationships, opportunities to share with others and generally speaking letting our little light shine.
Being good and doing good to others, sharing God’s message with others, and knowing that you are being a help, blessing and encouragement to someone, is good natural medicine. It is a natural mood lifter. No side effects just life affecting for both you and the recipients.
When we get up and get dressed, we tend to dress for the day — the weather and the activities, yet when we “put on the whole armor of God,” perhaps we are putting on our generic Godly armor. Reading a devotional or a planned reading is a great place to start but in the spirit of personal / spiritual refinement, perhaps a step further would be to look at what is on our plate for the day (assess the weather) and align our Bible reading and our prayers to cover us, protect us and build us up from the elements that we know are sure to hit.